1. What is your claim for your letter to your representative? What do you want your representative to do about the issue you have chosen and why?
2. Based on the types of letters that we annotated and analyzed last time, what type of structure are you planning to use for your letter? (Personal interest, personal story, bulleted data, hypothetical scenario, thank you letter, other)
3. Write a rough draft for your Letter to Your Representative. Use these sources and examples to help you write this letter:
Your Letter to Representative should contain the following:
- A clear opening about who you are and why you feel passionate about the issue you are writing about.
- Information about your chosen issue and an argument about what you want your representative to do about this. Make sure your argument is based on well-researched information.
- Should be clear, polite, and professional throughout
- End with a clear call to action
- Include contact information and use correct format and grammar
4. Requirements for your Letter to Your Representative: Follow this checklist.
5. Exit Ticket: Highlight and comment on the following in your draft (as far as you've gotten):
- Highlight your claim in one color
- Highlight all sources you used for research in a different color
- Highlight your call to action in a third color
- Comment on one are of your letter you feel works especially well
- Comment on two areas of your letter you feel need to be improved. Add ideas of how you want to improve this.
- Letter to Representative Research
- Letter claim
- Letter to Representative Draft beginning
- Highlights and Comments from Exit Ticket